Drascombe Drifter for sale

Neyland, Pembrokeshire., United Kingdom

Listed price £4,950 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Drascombe Drifter
Used sail boat for sale
$6,394 USD | Listed price £4,950 GBP
Price comment
including VAT
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Drascombe Drifter
John Watkinson
Length overall
Length waterline
1.00 tons (U.S.)
Bilge Keel
Neyland, Pembrokeshire., United Kingdom

About this Drascombe Drifter


One of my all time favourites from the Drascombe range, I first encountered the Drascombe Drifter whilst serving in the Falkland Islands following the unhappy events of 1982. In 1987 I arrived down South , a type of normality had been established (Normal for Falklands) ; Mare Harbour had been constructed for the use of the Royal Navy (although it was run by the Army) so naturally, as an RAF Officer, I was put in charge of the two recreational sailing boats based therein! As I said, normal for Falklands! The boats, though sadly weather beaten and neglected afforded me and my crew, plus others on the Squadron, a type of sanity through the four windy months of a Southern summer detachment. Windy to the extent that it never blew less than Force 5-6 and we rarely hoisted the sun bleached and patched mains'ls but scooted around in the way of frigates and RFA tankers under mizzen and jib only!

Needless to say when the time came I found one for myself in the UK and can honestly say that I had more fun with her than any other boat that I've ever owned.

NOTE: We sold this Drifter toward the end of 2019 season and her owner, having installed a new 9.9 electric start Selva motor, only got the chance to take her out twice before winter and 'lock-down' struck. She is therefore back up for sale but is sadly looking a little neglected and in need of some TLC after nearly 12 months lying ashore.

These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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1 x Selva Piranha Electric start
Fuel capacity
4 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
6 mph
Cruising speed
5 mph
Number of berths

The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed Brokerages, who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Boatshed Wales

Mr Mike de Graaf
Brunel Quay, Neyland Marina,
SA73 1PY
United Kingdom
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